Yunnan Villagers Unearth World’s Largest Edible Mushroom

The specimen weighs 82.8 kg (182 lbs) and allegedly took 67 workers to excavate.

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Villagers in Yunnan, China have unearthed the world’s largest edible mushroom, which weighs in at 82.8 kg (182 lbs). The mushroom has a diameter of 138 cm, and it allegedly took 67 workers to excavate the behemoth fungi. “The World Record Association confirmed its record status this past Sunday, after presumably running an ID to make sure it was indeed a mushroom and not the world’s largest dildo,” reports Shanghaiist.

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This isn’t the first time Yunnan villagers have dug up a massive mushroom. In July of this year, Yunnan villagers found a world-record-contending 15kg  (33lbs) specimen. Watch the Telegraph‘s video below to see the utterly huge mushroom from July in its full glory.

“Yunnan is home to 600 species of edible toadstools and accounts for 50 percent of China’s mushroom exports,” reports Shanghaiist.

[via Shanghaiist]

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